Our Team

Executive Director

Marene Jordan

Marene Jordan has been with the Newark Housing Authority since June 2006 and has worked tirelessly to promote our work. She has done wonderful things for the agency.

Board of Commissioners

Our Board of Commissioners serve as volunteers in three-year terms. Three of the seven members are appointed by the Mayor with the approval Council of the City of Newark, three are appointed by the Governor of the State of Delaware, and the Mayor appoint one.

Nikki Lane

  • Chairperson of the Board of Commissioners
  • Chairperson of the Strategic Planning Committee
  • Member of the Policies, Procedures, Compliance & Personnel Committee

Paul Tillman

  • Vice Chairperson of the Board of Commissioners
  • Chairperson of the Finance Committee

Emile Brown

  • Chairperson of the Policies, Procedures, Compliance and Personnel Committee
  • Member of the Finance Committee

Marene Jordan

Board of Commissioner Secretary

Kelly Thompkins

Board Member

Abeo Lucas

Resident Board Member

Keith Moone Sr.

Board Member

Donald L. Gouge Jr.



Board Member

Marc DeBeary

Fee Accountant

Agency policy is directed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners. The Board meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 5:00 pm in the Margo Perkins Community Room at the agency main office. These monthly board meetings are open to the public. Residents, community members and interested parties are always invited to attend.